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what are some minimalist aircraft out there? Would it be a bush plane or sport plane of some sort?
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It can get way more minimalist than that. A skydiver can achieve a 1-1 glide ratio without any gear at all, aside from the chute but it's stowed away. Add a squirrel suit and they can get up to 10-1 and briefly climb. Paragliders are probably the most minimal "aircraft" that can take off, maneuver freely, and land. A small bush / sport plane is only slightly more sophisticated and expensive.

Pic related: a "hopper balloon". All the fun of ballooning but without the social aspect: no traditional champagne on the landing, you just crack a Miller Lite and call a cab.
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Paramotor, but I'll shoot you out of the sky if you do circles above me with that noisy ass horse shit.
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There is a guy around here with one. If he sees cyclists on gravel rides he'll do a low pass. Someone saw him out a few weeks ago when it wasn't very warm.
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autogyro
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>noisy ass
Could you get away with an electronic motor? What would your range be?
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The Volksplane is a cheap sport plane that is more that a novelty or a toy.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/kitspages/volksplanes.php
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wasted space on an enclosed cockpit
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You're limited by what all you can carry on your back for foot launching. The prototypes I have seen give about 15 minutes of run time. You can glide easier though.
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Wouldn't the propeller noise be most of the problem anyway?
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> doesn't even need wings to fly
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More expensive that some planes.
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>>1635365
Harley all the way
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There's no way that has enough thrust. Does it have enough thrust? Somebody spoonfeed me, I was going to do a legal eagle but this looks nuts and I like it.



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